Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung), Chaloem Phra Kiat

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Must see · Historic Walking Area · Religious Site
Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung), a Khmer temple complex built in the 10th century, contains largely intact ruins built on the rim of an extinct volcano. When you go, first walk the long processional walkway leading to the main temple, but also look for a pavilion on the right of the walkway where the king once prepared for ceremonies. Once inside the pink sandstone sanctuary, you can admire carvings of Hindu gods and scene depictions from Ramayana. Explore the two libraries as well, where sacred Hindu texts are housed. Use our Chaloem Phra Kiat trip builder tool to add Phanom Rung Historical Park (Prasat Hin Phanom Rung) and other attractions to your Chaloem Phra Kiat vacation plans.
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  • Wow - no need to go to Angkor Wat after this. This thousand year-old Khmer temple has been well restored by Thai, French and New Zealand archeologists over the past century. The temple and...  more »
  • A very impressive UNESCO historical site. This 900 year old ruin is on top of a 400m high volcano. It is situated about 20km south of route 24, the last 5km are steep and winding. The ruins are.....  more »
  • It's a nice historical monument to visit. It has beautiful views from the top of the hill. It is essentially just a ruined temple. Sadly, if you are not born Thai, even if you have a work permit, pay taxes, speak and read Thai, have a legal visa etc, you will have to pay 200 baht instead of the 40 baht that Thais pay. There is no explanation for the racist pricing and they simply do not back down and allow you to get the fair price. Like all national parks in Thailand they will milk every for money foreigner as much as they can. So I have only visited on days that are free entry to everyone. New years day, if they open they will most likely not charge.
  • Amazing structures and history. Alot of walking and steep stairs but well worth it. Do some research about the place before you visit.
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